Nine News, ACA claim the year in Sydney, Melbourne.
With Nine wins in Sydney & Melbourne and Seven wins in Adelaide & Perth it's game on in Brissy.
This means Seven can’t topple them in the 40 week ratings year in those cities. But Seven has won the year in Adelaide and Perth, leaving Brisbane as the battle ground.
Nine News in Sydney has averaged 357,839 viewers up 3% year-on-year, compared to Seven News which averages 283,707 down 10%.
In Melbourne the gap is even wider with Nine News has averaging 451,161 viewers, up 19% year-on-year with Seven News down 3% and averaging 318,995 viewers.
A Current Affair in Sydney is down 3% but remains ahead with 301,481 viewers compared to Today Tonight down 18% averaging 246,361 viewers.
In Melbourne where Helen Kapalos has a stronger following than in Sydney, Today Tonight averages 265,606 viewers, a loss of 7%, but trailing A Current Affair with 366,957 viewers -up 9% year-on-year.
In Brisbane ACA has 18 wins to Today Tonight‘s 3 weeks and Nine News has 12 wins to 9 for Seven.
Darren Wick, Nine’s Director of News and Current Affairs said: “Naturally, we are very pleased with the ratings results. But this is all about our audiences. We’re committed to providing them with a comprehensive coverage of breaking news, issues, sport, entertainment and weather, every day. The figures reflect the trust that our audiences continue to place in the Nine brand – a trust that we will never take for granted.”
Meanwhile Seven News and Today Tonight completely dominate ratings in Adelaide and Perth with a winning streak of 21-0 for all 4 broadcasts.